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Thursday, December 10, 1914

Rain in the night again. Cold, damp, cloudy. West wind.

Work on
(1) between G 5210 and G 5220
(2) between (1) and G 5110
(3) between G 4930 and G 5030

[ILLUSTRATION]

(1) Between G 5210 and G 5220
The space between G 5210 and G 5220 and in front of offering room G 5110 is piled with a confusion of broken stones, stone blocks, dirt and sand. In this mass area number of fragments of relief all apparently from G 5110, and several wooden mallets [ILLUSTRATION] all decayed. This mass is work of the stone thieves who stripped mastaba G 5110 of its outer casing.
Under the hard debris in the half west of the inclined plane, there are the foundations of several walls - plan not clear - a destroyed mastaba.

G 5211, G 5221
The small rubble mastaba G 5211 has a large pit (A). In this near bottom was the head of the granite scribe (Khnum-ba-ef) found in two pieces in G 5221 A (on the other side of G 5220). Also small fragments of alabaster statuettes.
The mass of big blocks checked the pace of the work considerably. Many of them had to be broken up.

Murray came in the evening and brought me a piece of red porphyry from the quarry. Has been in Sinai again and reports all clear of Turks, and that the attack on the Canal has collapsed utterly.
News that the British fleet has sunk the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Leipzig, and is pursuing the Dresden and Nuremburg. British - Indian troop at Kinneh -

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    12/10/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mr. Murray
    Babaef (G 5230)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5211

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Babaef (G 5230)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5230. Name translated as either Khnumbaef or Babaef, identified variously as [sA nswt n Xt=f jrj-pat HAtj-a smr watj jmj-r kAt nb nswt xrp aH tAjtj sAb TAtj Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a wr idt Hm st Hm jAqs Hm Hpwj (Hm) Hr SwA Hrj-sStA n mdw-nTr smsw snwt xt wr] king's son of his body, hereditary prince, count, sole companion, overseer of all royal works, director of the palace, chief justice and vizier, chief lector-priest, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm, great of censing, servant of the throne, priest of the akes-ornament, priest of Hepwy, priest of Horus-Shewa(?), secretary of the sacred writings, elder of the snwt-house, khet-priest of the Great One. Six damaged limestone standing statues (14-11-92 = MFA 34.1461, 14-11-93 = MFA 34.235, 14-11-94 = MFA 21.953a-b, 14-11-95 = MFA 21.955a-b, 14-11-96 = MFA 21954a-b deaccessioned = MMA 64.66.2, 14-11-97 = MFA 21.956a-b deaccessioned = MMA 64.66.1) inscribed for Babaef; found in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-2. Four limestone statue bases (14-11-78, 14-11-79 = MFA 14.1686, 14-11-80 = MFA 14.1687, 14-11-81) inscribed for Babaef; found in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-1. Fragmentary black granite seated scribe statue (14-11-151 + 14-12-7 + 14-12-82 = MFA 21.931a-c) inscribed for Babaef; pieces found scattered in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) room O, pit G 5221 A, and pit G 5211 A. Fragmentary incomplete red granite standing pair statue (14-11-84 = MFA 14.1688 + 14-11-89a = MFA 14.1690.1 + 14-11-89b = MFA 14.1690.2 + 14-11-89c = MFA 14.1690.3 + 14-11-117 = MFA 14.1960.2 + 14-11-118 = MFA 14.1697) inscribed for Babaef; pieces found scattered in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-1 and SS-2, and between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230. Fragmentary alabaster standing statue (fragments from 14-2-2 + 14-2-4 + 14-3-1 = MFA 24.603 reconstructed statue) inscribed for Babaef; found scattered in vicinity of G 4620 and G 4820. Fragments of alabaster seated statue (15-1-41) inscribed for Babaef; found between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230. Fragment of limestone statue base (33-2-170) inscribed for Babaef; found E of G 2370. Alabaster standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7785) inscribed for Babaef; head of alabaster statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7786) attributed to Babaef; lower part of granodiorite seated statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8567) inscribed for Babaef; fragment of granodiorite standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8566) inscribed for Babaef; all found in debris at north end of G 5230.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary